Southern Interior Lottery Offers Chance to Live ‘Lake Life’ – Okanagan

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A new southern interior lottery is giving people the chance to experience the lake life. One of the prizes is the keys to a dream home in Lake Country. The lottery will help support two Okanagan organizations.

Barb LeClair was the victim of a serious car accident in 2016 which left her with serious injuries and nerve damage to her right arm. She had to undergo numerous surgeries at Kelowna General Hospital and then rehab at the local YMCA to regain her strength.

“For a very long time, it was essential. I mean, it saved my life. People there saved my life, people there, specialists and others,” LeClair said.

LeClair shares her story and partners with the Lake Life Lottery to ensure others in the interior receive the same level of care as her.

“For my story, there are thousands of others, they are all unique. For me personally, it’s really important to give back to the community and be grateful,” said LeClair.

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The Lake Life Lottery is a partnership between the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation (KGHF) and the YMCA of Southern Interior BC to help fund continuing care in the community.

« We care about the health and well-being of communities and have done so for so many years, » said Allyson Graf, Executive Director of YMCA Southern Interior BC.

« Bringing the two organizations together for a common purpose, especially to help other members of the community, is truly symbiotic and a testament to our missions and alignment. »


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The lottery offers prizes like a dream home in Lake Country worth nearly two million dollars, vacations and luxury vehicles. Lake Life Lottery is the first of its kind to directly benefit the southern interior.

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« We live in such a beautiful place, so it’s really exciting to be able to showcase the incredible experience and lifestyle that the Okanagan offers people and to be able to pair that with something that will bring such incredible benefit to the community. health and well-being for the people who live here,” said KGHF CEO Allison Ramchuk.

LeClair encourages people to support the lottery and improve healthcare from within.

« The money will be used to help people in crisis stay here and provide programs and equipment to help everyone from toddlers to seniors, » LeClair said.

Tickets are currently available on the lottery website and the grand prizes will be drawn in December.

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